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Name: BRITISH LIGHT
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/10/1917
Completed: 12/1917
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 878
Dimensions: 6470grt, 3889nrt, 419.7 x 54.3 x 32.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 76 x 51ins), 586nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140449
History:
12/1917 UK Shipping Controller (British Tanker Co Ltd, managers), London
1919 The Admiralty (British Tanker Co Ltd, managers), London
1937 The Admiralty, London; renamed OLWEN
1947 M Esmailiji, London
1948 Saifuddin Shaikh Sharafali, London
1949 Gulf Steamships Ltd, London; renamed MUSHTARI
1952 Registered at Karachi, Pakistan
10/1959 Broken up
Comments: 10/1959: Broken up at Karachi by Ibrahim Millwala


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair. Photo dated June 1930